5 Fights in 2023 to Mark on Your Calendar
At Big Fight Weekend, we have enjoyed many of the big fights in early 2023. Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr, Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde and Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood are just three of the most memorable fights we have seen. We wanted to look at the rest of the fight calendar for this year and bring you 5 fights in 2023 to mark on your calendar. Additionally, for those who want to add more excitement to their viewing experience, there are some fantastic betting apps with free bets to enhance your betting experience.
5 Fights in 2023 for Your Calendar
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Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia
On April 22 Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis go head to head in Las Vegas, where the talking will end, and these titans of the lightweight division will collide. Both fighters have enough power to trouble each other. “Tank” has a highlight reel of knockouts shown by his devastating KO of Leo Santa Cruz. “KingRy” and his power also cannot be underestimated.
Both fighters have a spiteful streak in them with their ability to pick their punches with plenty of power. Garcia has lightening quick hands, but Davis himself throws fast combinations. It has all the makings of a classic fight and it’s definitely one for you to mark on your calendar.
Stephen Fulton vs Naoya Inoue
Stephen Fulton vs Naoya Inoue is scheduled to take place on July 25. This clash is a fascinating fight to mark on your calendar, with bantamweight king Inoue stepping up to super-bantamweight to challenge fellow undefeated bantamweight fighter Fulton for the unified WBC and WBO titles.
Inoue is nicknamed “The Monster” for a reason. He has amassed a perfect professional record of 24-0, with 21 wins by knockout. His concussive punching power has seen him become one of the most fearsome punchers in boxing. Fulton is brilliant at using his lead hand to gauge the distance to his opponent before throwing his more than effective right hand. His impressive jab will need to be at its best to keep Inoue at distance and negate his extraordinary power.
Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron
Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron collide on May 20 in a historic homecoming clash for Taylor, as Ireland goes up against England in what promises to be a memorable fight. Irish superstar Taylor will fight in her home country for the first time in her professional career and look to dethrone undisputed Super-Lightweight World Champion Cameron.
Taylor possesses a professional record of 22-0, and boats a win over her opponent in the amateurs at the semi-finals of the 2011 European Union Championships, winning 28-10 en route to gold. Taylor’s lightning combinations, combined with her brilliant accuracy, will cause Cameron problems. However, Cameron has a perfect professional record of 17-0 and boxed brilliantly in her points win over Jessica McCaskill. The Northampton-born fighter will bring her high-intensity fight style and look to pressure her opponent and outwork her Irish opponent.
Devin Haney vs Vasiliy Lomachenko
Devin Haney will collide with Ukrainian legend Vasiliy Lomachenko on May 20. They will face off in Las Vegas for the undisputed lightweight championship. Haney arrives for this titanic clash on the back of his comprehensive win over George Kambosos Jr in Australia. Despite the lightweight division being arguably the most stacked in boxing, Haney is sitting at the top of the tree – and a win over Lomachenko would further solidify his position as number one.
The Ukrainian is an incredible technician who has the ability to throw punches from a variety of angles, making him a nightmare to face. He is also brilliant at turning his opponents at will and throwing extremely accurate combinations. Haney has an effective reach and powerful jab, which could frustrate his Ukrainian opponent.
The American is brilliant at tying up smaller fighters to frustrate them – and more than adept at playing to his strengths. Haney has impressive speed and an ability to pick his punches. His assets will be tested to the maximum against the ring IQ of Lomachenko, and this clash promises to be a fascinating encounter and one of the top 5 fights in 2023.
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Joe Cordina
Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov and Joe Cordina collide on April 22nd. Cordina will go up against fellow undefeated fighter Rakhimov. He is adept at fighting on the back foot, and his ability to pick his punches with accuracy is one of his best assets. His footwork is also impressive, which makes him a difficult opponent to pin down during fights.
Rakhimov comes into this fight with an undefeated record, with just one draw on his record. The Tajikistani Southpaw is a fighter with impressive power, and when he senses a stoppage, he has the skills to finish the job. Like his opponent, he has impressive, slick footwork and is adept at turning opponents. He possesses a busy jab, which Cordina will look to avoid as much as possible to gain a foothold in this fight.